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Acupuncture Today – July, 2021, Vol. 22, Issue 07

It's Time to Stop Promoting Weight Loss for Health: Why and What We Can Do Instead

By Kim Peirano, DACM, LAc
The stigma surrounding obesity is strong and pervasive, giving rise to a multibillion-dollar industry preying on "get thin quick" schemes, drugs, supplements and crash diets or cleanses. Up to 95 percent of people who lose weight will regain it within a year, often with an added 5-10 percent of weight on top of it. So, what is the point of even bothering with weight loss? Our patients' health, of course! 

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